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La Foresteria di Badia

Independent cottage on a country estate in western Sicily

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La Foresteria di Badia

Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Marsala

Relaxation pool
Aristocratic estate
Short drive to the town
Gorgeous garden
Quiet location

Mazara del Vallo
San Vito Lo Capo
Aegadian islands

Families with children
Cultural & relaxing breaks



Situated on a magnificent estate in western Sicily, La Foresteria di Badia is a great opportunity for couples or small families to experience life on a traditional Sicilian estate without the price-tag! In a wonderfully peaceful location, the villa is also within easy reach of western Sicily’s fabulous beaches and many of the island’s most interesting sights.


The villa is surrounded by wonderful gardens and a pretty orange grove which ensure complete privacy. It is completely independent of both the smaller Badia Tower and the main house which is occupied by the owners of the Estate who are available to assist with anything you may need.

Outside: The villa sits in the midst of an orange grove surrounded by a magnificent lush Mediterranean garden which is criss-crossed with oleander-bordered pathways and shaded by palm trees. Within this beautiful outdoor environment find a table and chairs perfect for outdoor dining. There is a small solarium area, set around a charming relaxation pool - with hyde-massage jets - where you can top up your tan in the refreshing water or on the comfortable sun loungers.

Inside: The spacious living room has a very welcoming feel, enhanced by a fireplace and lovely collection of majolica tiles. A table and chairs create a dining space at one end of the room and there is a sofa with armchairs at the other end. A compact open-plan kitchen is situated just off the living room.

There are two double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom with shower, while the other shares a bathroom (with shower) with the single bedroom.


Local Sights

The Foresteria di Badia is in a lovely and peaceful area with gorgeous countryside. Its location is perfect for seeing many of the area's great sights.

The centre of Marsala is around 5 km from the villa. You'll find a great town centre full of shops, bars and restaurants. It is a lovely place to visit with some pretty architecture and relaxed atmosphere.

Trapani is slightly further north and absolutely worth a visit. Walk along the ancient city walls and enjoy the breeze and views across the sea. From Trapani you can take the cable car to hill-top Erice from where you will enjoy some spectacular views over to the Aegadian Islands and the saltpans found between Trapani and Marsala.

A few km south of Marsala you will find the fishing town Mazara del Vallo. Explore its intriguing Arab casbah with its narrow streets and picturesque courtyards, decorated with colourful tiles or visit the Museo del Satiro, home to the Dancing Satyr, a wonderful bronze statue from ancient Greece that was found in the late 1990s just off the coast.

Salt has been produced in the west of Sicily for centuries and the saltpans of Marsala make for a very interesting destination, especially beautiful at sunset. The landscape has been shaped by this industry, with lagoons and windmill dotted along the coast. The saltpans are located in the Stagnone Nature Reserve, a protected area of water, with a great variety of wildlife. The island of Mozia, with its ancient past, is found just off the coast.

For ancient ruins in picturesque settings you can visit either Segesta or Selinunte, both of which are under an hour's drive away.

Local Experiences

The closest beach - Signorino - is just a 15 minute drive away from the villa. Spend a day on this lovely sandy beach and feel your cares disappear. Go for a swim in the clear waters and enjoy a thoroughly relaxing day by the sea.

For a wonderful experience take a day-trip to the beautiful Aegadian Islands. These three islands, found just off the coast of west Sicily, are a great destination for a fun day out. You could rent a private boat or take part in a group tour to the islands where you can enjoy pristine beaches and discover charming small towns.

Have a go at kitesurfing at a kitesurf school near the Stagnone Lagoon. Its shallow waters mean that this is an ideal place for beginners to learn a new skill.

For some nightlife head to Trapani where the mostly pedestrian centro storico offers lots of bars and pubs and great aperitivo. Make sure you try the traditional pizza at Calvino's - this very informal pizzeria is always packed so book your table in advance.

Marsala is famous for its eponymous sweet dessert wine, which is enjoyed all over the world. When visiting this area you should take the opportunity to visit one of the many vineyards in the area. Join a tour and taste your way through this celebrated wine.


The relaxation pool is available to guests from 16th May to 17th October.

In the 19th century La Foresteria di Badia was the main villa's stable block where the draught horses were kept.
In 2006 the Sala family decided to renovate the property and filled it with their family furniture, using traditional colours and flair and imagination.


General Info




Accommodates (max) 5
Bedrooms 3
Double 2
Single 1
Bathrooms 2
... of which ensuite 1
Relaxation pool * present
Pool towels present
Private parking present
Private garden present
Barbecue present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Open fireplace present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Microwave oven present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
On-Site Caretaker present
Pool cleaning ** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Laundry service on request
Linen & towels change *** on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Guided tours on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* With hydro-massage jets

** Twice a week

*** A mid-stay towels change is included for bookings longer than one week.
Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning service are included for multiple-week bookings.


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Trapani airport 15 km - 9 miles - 20 mins
Palermo airport 103 km - 64 miles - 1 hr 10
Comiso airport 249 km - 155 miles - 3 hr 45
Catania airport 329 km - 204 miles - 3 hr 20
Aegadian islands ferry station 31 km - 19 miles - 35 mins
Nearest beach 15 mins driving
Supermarket 10 mins walking
Shops & restaurants 5 mins driving
Marsala centre 4 km - 3 miles - 10 mins
Lo Stagnone Nature Reserve 7 km - 5 miles - 15 mins
Mazara del Vallo centre 24 km - 15 miles - 35 mins
Trapani centre 27 km - 17 miles - 30 mins
Erice cable car 29 km - 18 miles - 40 mins
Erice centre 47 km - 29 miles - 55 mins
Segesta archaeological site 50 km - 31 miles - 39 mins
Selinunte archaeological site 57 km - 35 miles - 55 mins
San Vito Lo Capo centre 74 km - 46 miles - 1 hr 15

Prices & Availability

2021 Prices
2022 Prices
Period Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 3
02 Jan - 21 May 1400
22 May - 02 Jul 1700
03 Jul - 27 Aug 2300
28 Aug - 24 Sep 1700
25 Sep - 31 Dec 1400
Refundable Security Deposit 500

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

We are currently taking bookings for 2022. If you book now for 2022, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2022 Sicily holiday villa at 2021 price. Please contact us for availability.


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